Kyle Busch is on a fantastic run right now and any chances post has to start with him.
And coming right into a week with two consecutive wins and a race at a track at which he has three career victories, Busch is the man to beat once more. He is the favorite heading to the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the shortest track in NASCAR.
This week has a few intriguing storylines as Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. butted heads, and cars, at last season’s playoff race at Martinsville while Logano came away with the win.
Logano has seven top-10 finishes in his last 10 races at Martinsville for example that win last year while Truex is no slouch himself with six top-seven finishes in his past seven efforts in the half-mile track. These guys will fight it out for the win, but they’ll probably be fighting Busch for the success.
At this point it would be absurd to select anyone but Busch to win and that’s what we’re doing. He is outdriving everybody in NASCAR and has the best auto. He has a fantastic opportunity this week to maneuver Richard Petty with his 201st career win in NASCAR’s top three series.
The STP 500 could be viewed Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FS1.
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